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The Concise English-Irish Dictionary is derived from the New English-Irish Dictionary which is available online at www.focloir.ie. The Concise Englsh-Irish Dictionary contains an extensive range of contemporary Irish-Language translations of modern English words and phrases.
Everything you will need for the perfect cycling holiday: detailed maps, accommodation, travel advice and all you need to know for an unforgettable trip. Taking a route from Belfast to Dublin through the most spectacular scenery and routes that Ireland has to offer. This book includes cycling routes through Co. Mayo including Westport and the Sheffrey Hills.
John Hewitt’s autobiography charts his life in Northern Ireland from his early years until his ‘enforced exile’ in Coventry in 1957. It details his career in the Belfast Museum and Art Gallery, his maverick political views on his homeland, the evolution of his critical and literary thinking, and his quest for identity and creative space. The book provides a [...]
The seventeenth century was a period of significant political and religious upheavals and was also a formative period in terms of landscape and settlement development throughout Ireland. This book examines Munster from a historical archaeology perspective, in particular it sets the archaeological context of these developments against the historical background of plantation, Cromwellian intervention and economic expansion.
A uniquely colorful chronicle of this dramatic and convulsive chapter in American–and world–history. It’s an epic tale, and here it is wondrously well told.” –David M. Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author of FREEDOM FROM FEAR. From August 1914 through March 1917, Americans were increasingly horrified at the unprecedented destruction of the First World War. While sending massive assistance [...]
John Ford’s “The Quiet Man” (1952) is the most popular cinematic representation of Ireland, and one of Hollywood’s classic romantic comedies. For some viewers and critics the film is a powerful evocation of romantic Ireland and the search for home. This book contains new and original information and photographs about the film “The Quiet Man”. Des MacHale has found a [...]
This is the story of Murrisk village at the foot of Croagh Patrick, on the shores of Clew Bay and its relationship with the sea. The history begins with the arrival of the monks in 1456, through to thr experience of local people during the great hunger and the loves of the fishermen and their families who depended on [...]
Inishmurray is a small island in Donegal Bay off County Sligo. It enjoys a reputation as one of the best-preserved early medieval church sites in Ireland and Europe. The remains are complex and extensive, representing an early Irish monastic community and an important regional pilgrimage centre. There has been no detailed survey of these remains since the 1880s. This [...]
Britain’s Insects is an innovative, up-to-date, carefully designed and beautifully illustrated field guide to Britain and Ireland’s twenty-five insect orders, concentrating on popular groups and species that can be identified in the field. Featuring more than 2,600 superb photographs of live insects, the guide covers the key aspects of identification and provides information on status, distribution, seasonality, habitat, food [...]
‘In every generation, the Irish people have asserted their right to national freedom and sovereignty.’ – Proclamation to the People of Ireland, Dublin 1916. All The Risings brings together the nine principal occasions in Ireland’s history when resistance was made to the dominance of those who controlled the country’s destiny. The book takes us from the period of the [...]
A Magical Year takes readers on an unforgettable journey through the seasons at Hogwarts. Jim Kay’s incredible illustrations, paired with much loved quotations from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels, bring to life all of the magic, beauty and wonder of the wizarding world. This is an irresistible gift book for anyone who has ever been captivated by the Boy [...]
‘On Saturday nights in The Half Moon, a ganger would come in and ask did you want a shift in the morning (pulling cable for Murphy). If you did, you had to guarantee him a drink the next night. The shift might last from seven o’clock until half past twelve, for about five pounds a shift. No documentation- just [...]
The greatest compliment to the engineering profession is that so much is taken for granted. New advancements in technology, transportation, water management and telecommunications arise everyday without due notice. Engineering Ireland traces the history of this profession within Ireland, from the earliest attempts of its members at construction to the technological achievements of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It [...]
As their untruths became known, fewer people began to believe the British reports. In this fascinating book Michael B. Barry tells the story of fakery and dissimulation that emanated from Dublin Castle, including the so-called ‘Battle of Tralee’ staged at Vico Road, Killiney, the forged editions of the ‘Irish Bulletin’ and attempts after the Kilmichael ambush to paint the [...]